Some insects enhance their defenses...
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Image #cld1602613
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionSome insects enhance their defenses by gregariousness. These moth caterpillars are feeding on a leaf in unison, showing off their bright red heads as a warning. Although each sports rows of urticating hairs, this defense is further improved by their close proximity with each other. This formation effectively shields their flanks and forms an impenetrable barrier of hairs. 
Keywordsaposematic | borneo | caterpillar | defense | fauna | insect | larvae | lepidoptera | moth | mulu | warning


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